Mindfulness in the time of COVID-19

How do we cope with COVID-19? Last month I was honoured to present to National Disability Services staff about using mindfulness to help cope with COVID-19. National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1170 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with…

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Songs in the Key of Hope

Meg Welchman was featured in the QWeekend published on Saturday 6 April 2019. The piece was written by Elissa Lawrence and covers Meg’s diagnosis with Stage IV aggressive breast cancer and the writing of This Present Moment, her positive outlook nurtured by her parents, the love story between her and her husband Simon and the family…

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Lost and Found

The year seems to have only just started and somehow we find ourselves already in March! I cleared out my storeroom on the weekend and found something quite surprising; one last box of 2019 This Present Moment Calendars! In Roman times March was the first month of the 10 month Roman calendar. So with that…

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Seeking Balance

I was fortunate to meet Joey Remenyi from Seeking Balance International during a Gunnas Writing Retreat run by Catherine Deveny late last year. Joey is an audiologist who specialises in vertigo and tinnitus. She led a mindfulness session that helped me unlock some of the body niggles I was experiencing. I mentioned my book on…

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Taking a break

Happy New Year dear reader! I hope you are off to a mindful start to 2019. I am about to go on a two week holiday and will be back in early February. With this scheduled time away I have decided to reduce my reliance on technology and not take my phone with me. This…

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Need some colour in your life?

Good times, bad times, hard times, sad times. Life can sometimes feel like a series of setbacks. Do you know someone going through a tough time? Perhaps you would like something for yourself? Order a copy of This Present Moment (2nd Edition) before the end of November and you will receive a free pack of…

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The days are long but the years fly by

“The days are long but the years fly by” was something my sister-in-law said to me when we were bringing up our toddlers. A day felt like an eternity at times as we struggled to navigate through those early days of minimal sleep and endless demands. Fast forward to 2017, in which my son turned…

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“When You Live in the Past It Costs You The Present”

This is the simple quote I extracted from the fortune cookie after a celebratory dinner for my Brisbane Book Launch at Avid Reader in March 2016.  It’s a classic fortune cookie message but what amazing synchronicity to find it on the launch night of my first book “This Present Moment”.  The essence of the book…

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Reflections on 2016

In my previous post, I reflected on Grace and my self-funded book tour for This Present Moment. On this – the 30 day of December – I want to take a moment to reflect on other highlights of 2016;   Getting to speak at the Icon Cancer Foundation Gala, where I was introduced by the…

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A Tale of Three Cities

Twelve months ago Grace and I wrote, illustrated and published a book. The book came back from the printers two days before a special pre-launch party for family and friends at The Junk Bar. Artist Maureen Hansen launched our book and both Grace and I made speeches before Grace performed with her band, The Neon…

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